Schiacciata alla Fiorentina or Italian Easter Cake

Schiacciata alla Fiorentina or Italian Easter Cake

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"This is a traditional Italian cake made during Carnivale AND Easter. Some call it a 'Spongy Orange Cake' but we think the texture is between that and a regular cake. It is by far my husband's favorite cake of all time. I've topped it with Avon's Warm Orange Sauce which takes this dump-and-mix cake from GREAT to SPECTACULAR!"
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1 h 10 m servings 165 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 165 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 4.6 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 28.2g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 2.9 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 25 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 159 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Preheat oven to 360 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  2. Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish with butter.
  3. Mix flour, sugar, milk, olive oil, orange juice, orange zest, eggs, baking powder, vanilla extract, and nutmeg in a large bowl until batter is well combined.
  4. Pour batter into the prepared baking dish.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Let cool before serving.



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The crumb on this cake is just as described by the author of it. This is an especially perfect cake for those who don't like things really sweet. This was made with oranges picked right off th...

Made this just now. Came out pretty good. I baked it in a loaf pan so had to cook it for a longer period. About 45 minutes. My husband loved it!!

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